Palestinians Celebrate Long Into The Night In Jerusalem.


By Jueseppi B.

 

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Palestinians celebrate winning UN status recognition vote

 

The United Nations last night recognised a sovereign state of Palestine for the first time, sparking scenes of jubilation in the General Assembly and celebrations long into the night in Jerusalem.

 

An historic resolution that enhanced the Palestinians’position at the UN from “permanent observer” to “non-member observer state”, a status also held by the Vatican, passed the General Assembly by a resounding 138 votes to 9, with 41 countries abstaining, including Britain.

 

Five nations did not register a vote. The no votes wereUSIsrael, Canada, Czech Republic, Palau, Panama, Nauru, Mirconesia and Marshall Islands.

 

 

Hat Tip/Shout Out To   from 3CHICSPOLITICO

 

 

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After the vote, celebrations erupted across Ramallah and Jerusalem, with hundreds waving Palestinian flags and chanting “God is great”.

 

 

The vote will not immediately end the Palestinians’ six-decade wait for independence and will not give them a vote at the UN. But it will enable them to join the International Criminal Court and potentially prosecute Israelis for war crimes and seek rulings on territorial disputes at the International Court of Justice.

 

 

Also see:

Palestinians Celebrate Statehood Recognition

 

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